Commercial exploitation of nature, such as mining, fracking, or generating hydro-electric power, often damages the way the natural environment looks. What if the environment could be restored to exactly how it looked before? Would that mean no damage had been done, that the natural environment was as valuable as it had been before the commercial exploitation? This free course, Exploring philosophy: faking nature, examines the 'restoration thesis', and provides an insight into philosophical study at postgraduate level.
This free course, Exploring philosophy: faking nature, lasts three weeks, with approximately three hours' study time each week. You can work through the course at your own pace, so if you have more time one week there is no problem with pushing on to complete another week's study. You can also take as long as you want to complete it.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand the nature of philosophical studies
- understand a key part of environmental aesthetics
- understand how postgraduate study is different from undergraduate study.
First Published: 10/05/2017